This is the fabulous gift that I recieved from
CJ in Canada in the Secret Santa Swap. The purse is so clever..it looks like she couched that ribbon all over the fabric. However it was done, it is a nice effect. Thank you so much CJ!
Some of the other quilting related goodies that I found under the Christmas tree were a fabulous quilt top that DH bought from Ebay. Now he expects me to finish it! But before I can do that, he has to expand my quilting frame: this top is queen size and my frame is set up at 5 feet wide at this point. The pattern is called Friendship knot. The big challenge with this project will be the binding because the edges have triangles. I'll have to get a close up of the edges later, I know that I'll definitely need help with that part.
I also got an Ott Lite and two books from Santa Claus:
Hmmm...you can't see that one very good in the image I grabbed from Amazon, it is Sublime Stitchery by Jenny Hart
From my fabulous Aunt Mia who is more like a sister than an Aunt, I got this bunch of fabric strips and this book:
My DH has been attempting to buy me a new sewing macine, but so far he has had no luck. He has bid in several auctions on Ebay for a used Bernina 1630 to replace mine, but so far he has been unable to win one. So I'm waiting, and contemplating my choices.